446 Blog Posts From the Speed Limits Tag


Equity and the MUTCD: NMA E-Newsletter #644

Equity and the MUTCD: NMA E-Newsletter #644

As we have noted prominently in recent newsletters and email action alerts, the Federal Highway Administration has recommended sweeping changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). In Equity and Sustainability (NMA E-Newsletter #637), we criticized the appropriation of those terms, particularly ‘equity,’ to demand broad restrictions on drivers and driving. NMA Director […]

The Push to Curtail Driving

The Push to Curtail Driving

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the government’s massive document that controls the application of regulatory devices like stop signs, crosswalk markings, and traffic lights. The MUTCD, last updated in 2009, is the current subject of a proposed federal rule by the FHWA. The sweeping revisions suggested by […]

Are Speed Limit Signs (or lack thereof) Disrespectful to Drivers?

Are Speed Limit Signs (or lack thereof) Disrespectful to Drivers?

By Merrill Gehman, an Alaska NMA Member If those who establish, post, and enforce work zone, detour, and other temporary site speed limit signs wonder why so many drivers don’t obey these signs, I can show them a good example. There are a significant number of these sites where drivers are just not respected. Usually, […]

Drive 55 Everywhere . . . Or Less

Drive 55 Everywhere . . . Or Less

Speed limits are about to become limitless as in, whatever those who set them say they are. This has always been true, to an extent in that all speed limits are, to a degree, arbitrary. People are subject to a ticket, i.e., being extorted by armed government workers, acting on behalf of the government simply […]

The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning

The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning

By Christopher M. DiPrima, NMA Board Member Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #629, emailed in January 2021. If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter, register today at the NMA!  George Orwell’s seminal 1984 has defined political discourse for over 70 years. Among the book’s most prescient concepts is doublethink, the […]

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